So You Want to Write a Novel…

Hear what two of our fabulous writers have to say about National Novel Writing Month this November! There’s a chance for you to win BIG.

alanasaltz.com

Happy November! November means the start of National Novel Writing Month, a month devoted to writing an entire or most of the first draft of a novel (approximately 50,000 words). You win by writing an entire novel by scratch by midnight November 30th. Writers can create an online profile on the NaNoWritMo (As National Novel Writing Month is affectionately called) website where they can post excerpts and a synopsis of their novels. The website also does word counts for the full novel.

The project was created in 1999 by Chris Baty and had 21 participants when it started. Now several thousand people participate all over the world. Novels can be any genre, including fanfiction, and can be written in any language. An example of a successful published book that began through NaNoWritMo is Sara Gruen’s New York Times Bestseller Water For Elephants. The prize for NaNoWritMo: Just the satisfaction of writing a novel, which I can attest, is quite rewarding.

–Alex Travis

nanowrimo.org

We get lost in them. I’ve wanted to write one since I was 5 years old –large aspirations. They introduce us to people we’ve never met and transport us to places that we’ve never been –places that sometimes don’t even exist. Novels are another dimension of reality. And November is National Novel Writing Month.

National Novel Writing Month is a 30 day challenge. From November 1st until November 30th, participants have the opportunity to try their hand at writing a 50,000 word novel by the last day of the month at 11:59 pm. If you’ve ever considered, joked about or planned to write a novel, now is the time to join a worldwide group of one-month-authors.

–Gwen Lewis

One thought on “So You Want to Write a Novel…

  1. Uh oh. I knew about this and was considering giving it a shot this year. Then Sandy hit and I forgot all about it. Now I have lost five precious days and I have a lot of day job work in front of me to catch up on. Hmmm….

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